There’s a love story entrancing the internet at the moment.
Lucy Kalanithi and John Duberstein recently did an interview with The Washington Post which has since gone viral. Why? The two have an unconventional and simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming love story.
It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, only this is very much real life.
Both Lucy and John lost their partners to cancer. Paul Kalanithi died of lung cancer at just 37 while Nina Riggs passed away from breast cancer when she was 39 years old.
Both writers authored memoirs of their final years battling the disease. Paul's When Breath Becomes Air was published posthumously in 2016 with Nina's The Bright Hour also published posthumously last year.
The two were instant bestsellers and critically acclaimed, often coupled together in lists, essays and discussions.
They also helped bring their spouses together before they eventually fell in love.
"I’m still surprised. I'm surprised by how ridiculous it is and natural it is at the same time," Lucy told The Washington Post.